Huawei P20 display may have a rather unusual aspect ratio

The upcoming Huawei P20 (or Huawei P11, as it might be called) smartphone may have a little more information available despite it likely still being a couple months from release. 

The latest details come from a leaked browser benchmark spotted by PhoneArena that indicates the phone’s screen will have a somewhat unorthodox 18.7:9 aspect ratio.

The unusual aspect ratio and screen resolution of 1080 x 2244 suggest that the rumored bezel-less screen is going to be a reality for the Huawei P20. 

Other smartphones with bezel-less displays have had unusual aspect ratios that don’t line up with 16:9, which is starting to feel a bit old-school. A bezel-less display might help the P20 keep up with the competition, but Huawei will still need something to set itself apart in an exciting way.

The Huawei P20 may be somewhat exciting with its expected Kirin 970 chipset and 8GB of RAM. But, the feature that gets the most buzz may be the rumored triple-lens camera, with one sensor going as high as 40 megapixels. And, a 24MP front-facing camera doesn’t hurt to tack on.

Most of these details still remain unconfirmed rumors or leaks, but we should hopefully find out more about the phone from Huawei itself at Mobile World Congress in February. Then, we might get to find out how big a role AI will play in the P20, as it was a highlight when Huawei announced the Mate 10, Mate 10 Pro and the Kirin 970 chipset powering both.